ERIC Number: ED317429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Developing Math Learning Skills: A Parallel Support Course for the Math-Anxious College Student.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Anxiety toward mathematics is a persistent barrier to successful completion of a college degree for women and minorities. This program adapted materials and philosophies from other programs to meet the needs of students identified as impaired by mathematics anxiety in their pursuit of a college education. The program addresses both influencing students' attitudes and behavior and seeking to make changes in the standard learning environment. The background and objectives of the program are described. The 12 lessons included concern (1) Introductions and overview of math anxiety; (2) Collecting data and recording feelings toward math; (3) Examining math myths; (4) Developing a math vocabulary; (5) Reading mathematics; (6) Introducing problem solving; (7) Reducing test anxiety; (8) Evaluation; (9) Translating English into mathematics; (10) Discovering structure underlying algorithmic story problems; (11) Reviewing structure of algebra; and (12) Preparing for and taking examinations. In each lesson, the rationale, objectives, materials, activities, evaluation, and handouts are provided. The appendices contain materials on tutor information, student activities, and questionnaires. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Courses, Females, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Minority Groups, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Test Anxiety
WEEA Publishing Center, Educational Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.